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Kaitlin Moran

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Career history

Dr. Kaitlin K. Moran is an assistant professor of Teacher Education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The focus of her research is conducting community-engaged social justice-centered scholarship for the purpose of improving outcomes for young children and families in minoritized urban communities. Under this umbrella of scholarship, she has published numerous journal articles and co-authored a book. Dr. Moran teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on child development, the foundations of early childhood education, the interplay between language, literacy, and culture, and the student teaching experience. Prior to arriving at Saint Joseph’s in August 2016, Dr. Moran was an affiliate professor of education at Temple University from 2010 to 2016 where she taught courses on the history of the American education system, current topics and trends in education, and child and adolescent development. During that time, she also served as a researcher for The School District of Philadelphia in the Office of Research and Evaluation, focusing on early childhood programs and programming, and she served as a K-3 literacy coach in an urban charter school system. Prior to 2010, Dr. Moran taught bilingual Pre-K, Head Start Pre-K, kindergarten, and remedial first grade in the inner cities of both Chicago and Philadelphia.



B.S. in Spanish and Political Science, University of Notre Dame
M.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Dominican University
Ph.D. Urban Education and Policy, Temple University
I love to travel to new places
I enjoy a healthy mix watching of reality tv and reading memoirs/autobiographies
I enthusiastically cheer for all Philadelphia sports teams

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